The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as whalehead or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. The shoebill is a tall bird, with a typical height range of 110 to 140 cm (43 to 55 in) and some specimens reaching as much as 152 cm (60 in). It is considered vulnerable.Habitat:freshwater swamps of central tropical Africa.Spotted by Pamsai in Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
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